Webster defines fraud as “an act of deceiving or misrepresenting” or “a person who is not what he or she pretends to be.”
I came across this term twice in one day by two different authors–Sheryl Sandberg and Brene Brown. I never really gave the term a second thought until now.
When I speak in Spanish, people assume I’m fluent. Fraud.
When I write each day and hit “Publish,” what do I hear? Fraud.
When I talk with a friend who is struggling in marriage…Fraud.
When I brainstorm creative ideas and how to improve the world around me…Fraud.
When I voice my opinion…Fraud.
When I consider using my talent in a new way…Fraud.
When I discipline my son…Fraud.
How do we battle the onslaught of this particular lie? Remember who you are. So much of our energy is spent trying to prove something or worrying what others will think. Remember where the lie comes from so you can fight it with truth.
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].” John 10:10 (AMP)